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Hope this is the right place to post.

I'm looking to buy a handful of RPG dice, specifically opaque plastic d20s measuring 25mm or 26mm. Please note that I'm talking about normal fair dice, not countdown dice or transparent double dice.

I know they exist, but I'm having a shocking amount of trouble finding such things available for purchase online (I've looked, and I'm not lazy, nor incapable of using the internet). In my search, the biggest issue was sites not listing specific sizes. I also ran into the problem of places not shipping to the US unless you are ordering hundreds of bucks worth of stuff. I also don't want to buy a bunch of $20.00 metallic dice.

Any help is appreciated, but especially so if you have more specific info than a link to dicegamedepot.com, et al.. Thanks!
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This site has some that are listed at 24mm. Is that close enough?
https://www.dnddice.com/sets-of-dice/opaque-sets.html
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Todd McMurray

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Wizard_of_the_Broke wrote:
Hope this is the right place to post.

I'm looking to buy a handful of RPG dice, specifically opaque plastic d20s measuring 25mm or 26mm. Please note that I'm talking about normal fair dice, not countdown dice or transparent double dice.

I know they exist, but I'm having a shocking amount of trouble finding such things available for purchase online (I've looked, and I'm not lazy, nor incapable of using the internet). In my search, the biggest issue was sites not listing specific sizes. I also ran into the problem of places not shipping to the US unless you are ordering hundreds of bucks worth of stuff. I also don't want to buy a bunch of $20.00 metallic dice.

Any help is appreciated, but especially so if you have more specific info than a link to dicegamedepot.com, et al.. Thanks!


You may want to check out the sister-site to bgg.com @ http://www.rpggeek.com/
 
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Yeah I was poking around their site earlier. Do you know if all of their d20s are 24mm? In other words, can I buy a custom set of 8X d20s at the same size as in the 7 pc sets? It's weird, they don't list individual sizes when you try and make a custom order. If you don't happen to know, I'll try and email them - 24mm is good enough - thanks for response.
 
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Good call.
 
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I'm a bit surprised that you are having difficulty. Perhaps this is because places don't specify the size if they are 'standard', which is around 25mm.

Try www.chessex.com they should have a very wide selection and they are based in the US.


Apologies. After reading a subsequent reply about oversized dice being 24mm it seems that 'standard' is more like 20mm (which I just measured).
 
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Is 34mm too big? CoolStuff has a bunch of 34mm singles

http://www.coolstuffinc.com/p/147314

They have free shipping at $100, in case you wanted to make a big order and throw in some RPGs.
 
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Geoffrey Burrell
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http://www.skybluepink.com
 
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Yeah, I think 34mm is too big, but thanks.
 
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No worries, thanks for checking it out.
 
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You live in New York, so how about calling the local game stores?

I guess call during off-hours, so bored employees will go through their dice, compare their sizes, or whatever details you need that websites never provide.
 
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It's been a number of years since I last played D&D, but I always liked Game Science dice. They really do have the tightest tolerances.

Here is their website: http://www.gamesciencedice.com/

Perhaps more interesting are the numerous independent measurements available online. I found this one particularly enlightening: http://www.1000d4.com/2013/02/14/how-true-are-your-d20s/

The only stumbling block here is your size requirement. A 1-inch diameter d20 is a nonstandard size. Game Science does sell a "jumbo" d20 that is 30% larger than their standard d20 (which is ~0.75 inches, so the jumbo is ~0.975 inches, or roughly 25 mm). However, it's not a "true" d20; it is a 2X 0-9. You can find the sets here: http://www.gamesciencedice.com/Sets--4pc-Jumbo-Dice_c_29.htm...

Good luck! Although it may appear as if I am, I am NOT affiliated with Game Science.
 
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If you tell us why you want that specific size then we might be able to find a different solution to your problem.
 
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cornixt wrote:
If you tell us why you want that specific size then we might be able to find a different solution to your problem.


He likes big dice, and he can't lie.
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